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Change is Coming for Clinton Hill Block as Developers Eye Stretch of Lots

Eleven buildings have been proposed for Lefferts Place between Grand and Classon avenues.

 

A stretch of Clinton Hill might soon be unrecognizable as developers look to transform the block of Lefferts Place between Grand and Classon avenues into a series of multi-story, multi-unit buildings, Brownstoner reported

Permits were filed, though all have not yet been approved, with the Department of Building (DOB) for three empty lots on Lefferts Place.

Standing on the northeast corner of Classon Avenue is 135 Lefferts Place, for which zoning documents have been drafted for a four-story, eight family residency. The DOB approved those plans, but building permits have not yet been issued, Brownstoner noted.

Not so successful were the owners of 92-96 Lefferts Place, where an old home previously stood but was demolished in the summer. They submitted plans for a four-story, eight-unit building at No. 92, a four-story, three-unit building at No. 94 and a four-story, three-unit building at No. 96, all of which the DOB ultimately disapproved of. 

Developers submitted plans for seven four-story, three unit townhouses to stand on the lot at 76-90 Lefferts Place, which the DOB disapproved of in December. Development group Ore International bought the lot in the summer and though a previous plan to rezone the land for a low-income independent senior citizen living facility was turned down, the new townhouse plan will not require rezoning. 

In total, 11 buildings have been proposed for this one block. 

Joe Gonzalez January 11, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Please check in with area elected Public Officials to ascertain their views on this reported development and reveal same in a future article for the readership. Does FAB & its leader Phil Kellogg or any other Green Hill groups and any elected public officials have any ties to the Ore International group? Please check and report if Ore International has made any campaign contributions to area elected public officials.

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